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Girl Scout Registration

Girl Scout registration is now open for local girls in grades K-12 and can be done online at www.gsema.org/Join. At Girl Scouts, your girl will discover her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) as she tries new things, takes on challenges, builds community, and inspires others. Search for and join a troop today! Financial aid is available. For more info, email Laura Trull at ltrull@gsema.org or call the customer care team at 844-306-4736.

Canton Library Art Exhibit

The artwork of the Canton Art Association’s still-life painting group will be on display in the gallery at the Canton Public Library for the month of August. The group, which meets on Wednesday mornings at the library, has been in existence for many years. A still-life is set up and the members draw or paint the setup with the medium of their choice (excluding oils). The public is invited to view these works at the gallery during regular library hours.

Peek-a-Blue Hikes

The Friends of the Blue Hills will offer free, one-hour guided hikes every other Tuesday morning throughout the year. These “Peek-a-Blue” hikes will start at 11 a.m. at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street in Milton. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. The kick-off hike will feature storytelling, songs, and a special scavenger hunt with prizes for all children at the end. For more info and the dates of the 2017 Peek-a-Blue Hikes, visit friendsofthebluehills.org/peekablue.

MOMS Club

The Canton Chapter of Moms Offering Moms Support welcomes new members. For membership information please email the club at momsclub_canton@hotmail.com.

Moose Hill Art Exhibit: Uninterrupted Connections

Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery, located at 293 Moose Hill Street in Sharon, is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Uninterrupted Connections.” This exhibit features the work of three innovative artists: Kay Kopper, botanical watercolors and pencil drawings; Jennifer Langhammer, ceramic sculptor; and the watercolor wildflower series of Mary Wilkas. The Moose Hill gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please visit massaudubon.org/moosehill or call 781-784-5691 for details.

August 29

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 1-6 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. The Red Cross has issued an emergency call for donations amid a critical summer blood shortage. All presenting donors are eligible to receive a $5 Target eGiftCard via email. For more information or to sign up for a spot, go to redcrossblood.org.

August 31

CAASA Celebration of Life Event

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse will hold a “Celebration of Life” remembrance event starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Senior Center on Pleasant Street. The event honors those who have been lost and those who are struggling with the disease of addiction. The program will include live music by the Canton Choral Society, readings, a speaker, and a candle-lighting ceremony. There will be an opportunity to include your loved one’s name in the remembrance ceremony. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. The community is encouraged to attend in support. Together — and only together — can we expect to fight and win this battle. For more info, contact Harriet Burak at harrietbur@aol.com.

September 5

Republican Town Committee Meeting

The Canton Republican Town Committee will meet at the Canton Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. New members or visitors are welcome. For more information, call 781-821-5939 or visit the committee’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CantonGOP.

September 27

Self-Care for Caregivers Program

HESSCO Elder Services will present a workshop for caregivers designed to promote their own health and wellness while identifying ways to relax and reduce stress. Facilitated by Shannon Collins, LSW, HESSCO family caregiver specialist, the program will take place at the Canton Senior Center, 500 Pleasant Street, from 4-6 p.m. A light dinner will be provided by HESSCO and Perfectly Balanced Life will be providing gentle massages for the caregivers during the event. For more info, contact the Canton Council on Aging at 781-828-1323.

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